- a continuous or fragmented distribution of clouds all sharing the same cloud base.
Also called cloud deck.
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Examples from the Web for cloud layer
In fact, presently he noticed that the whiteness which was the cloud-layer seemed to retreat before him.
Now, in the radiant white mist which was the cloud-layer, there were no sounds at all, and the fact was suddenly startling.
In time, Burl firmly enacted a planetary law which forbade the inexperienced to go below the cloud-layer.